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Charged last week in heroin crackdown, 2 arrested again Tuesday

Two men arrested last week by the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force during a crackdown on heroin trafficking in the Twin Ports were arrested again Tuesday, with one of them in possession of about 4 ounces of heroin, Duluth police said.

Two men arrested last week by the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force during a crackdown on heroin trafficking in the Twin Ports were arrested again Tuesday, with one of them in possession of about 4 ounces of heroin, Duluth police said.

Leroy Leneer Calvin, 28, of Superior and Demetrius "Meech'' Bowen, 21, of Duluth were taken into custody without incident by members of the task force, Superior police and a Douglas County sheriff's deputy at a residence on the 1700 block of Hughitt Avenue in Superior about 11 a.m.

Lt. Steve Stracek, supervisor of the Duluth police Organized Crime Bureau, said Calvin is being held in the Douglas County Jail on preliminary charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of a firearm. Bowen is being held on a probation violation.

Both men were charged Friday with three counts of sale of a controlled substance. Bowen had been released on $30,000 bail. Calvin was released on $15,000 bail. Shortly after Calvin's release an informant working for the task force started receiving threats from the defendant, police said. Those alleged threats are under investigation.

Police said that during a search of the residence investigators found two handguns that were loaded with rounds in the chamber. Drug packaging, a digital scale and evidence of heroin sales also were recovered.

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